This year I’ve been really lucky to be given a lot of products/toys to add to my Christmas Gift List; I am not sure which one I liked most! That’s why I want to share all of them with you. I’d like to give you the chance to decide which one fits better your needs, I just want to say that all of them have my approval and confidence, and that you’ll love them!
I’ll have to admit that I buy a lot of toys to my son during the year, specially trains and trucks… But I read last year that during Christmas you should not buy a lot of toys to your children, mainly because not everyone can spend a lot of money with toys and we should teach that “Santa Claus” is fair for everyone. So instead of buying a lot of toys, you should be careful of what you buy;
- A toy that the kid really loves
- A piece of cloth
- Something to help the kids to learn (a books, pens…)
Take a deep look at my Christmas Gift List, is full of toys for young and adults and I am sure you’ll find the perfect present you are looking!
Wise Owl Teaching Bang by Learning Resources (£15.99)
Encourage money management skills from a young age with the Learning Resources Wise Owl Teaching Bank!
Featuring three individual, removable compartments, this owl shaped piggy bank encourages children to save, share as well as spend their pocket money. Young learners can enter coins and notes into the relevant compartments using the front slots, or enter their money into the top slot for the wise owl to choose the compartment for them!
A Fabulous feature is the clear compartments which allow children to see their savings grow and notice if their spending money is outpacing their savings. The sharing compartment offers an opportunity to introduce children to charitable causes.
The multilingual activity guide includes ideas for money maths, earning through chores and coin identification.
Suitable for ages 3+
Explore the Sea Puzzle by Headu (£15.99)
We love the play value of these puzzles! Make up the puzzle then tick off your discoveries, just like a real scientist. Thanks to the magic torch, you can also find things not seen by the naked eye
T-Rex Head Torch by Brainstorm Toys (£9.99)
Dino-mad kids love this T rex-shaped head torch. Press once for light & once for sound. Two angles: straight, for outdoor adventures & tilted, for bedtime reading plus an adjustable strap.
Coding Critters by Learning Resources (£39.99)
Coding Critter Ranger and Zip are playful pets to teach pre-schoolers STEAM concepts through coding & play. 100% screen free these pets are ready to code to fetch a ball, chase a puppy or find a fun treat. Each set includes 2 coding critters & a colourful story book. Age 4+.
Lumies are Interactive Plush Pets That Change Colours! With a simple tap, Lumies can match ANY colour and even turn colours into musical beats—up to 1,000 possible mixes! Keep Lumies feeling happy and balanced by “feeding” them with colour. They’ll react with over 100 sounds and phrases depending on their mood and the colours you find. You can even match Lumies to the colour of your outfit and play games! Featuring bold hairstyles and sparkly unicorn horns, Lumies’ personalities shine bright! Heart-shaped faces show just how much they love colour, so join Lumies by chasing rainbows and mixing beats!
Masha and the Bear by Tactic (£15.00)
Discover the wonderful world of Masha and the Bear with the Masha Race To Treehouse Game.
The aim of the Masha Race To Treehouse Game is to be the first player to reach the finishing space at the top of the game board! But be aware of the pink and green arrows, while the rope ladders might speed you up or slow you down!
Assemble the fun 3D game board to begin the game. Set includes game board, play pieces and dice. Suitable for children aged 4 years and over.
Hedwig and Hogwarts Puzzle by Kidicraft (£14.99)
Recapture the magic of Harry Potter with this Hogwarts & Hedwig 3D effect jigsaw puzzle. The kids will love putting this 300 pc puzzle together!
Ages 6 +
Rubik’s Super 3D Effect Puzzle by Kidicraft (£10.99)
This puzzle uses 3D lenticular printing which gives great movement and depth to the Rubik’s Image. Great puzzle for the family to do together!
Ages 6 +
Chocolate Emoji Maker by Zimpli Kids(£9.99)
Chocolate emoji Maker is the creative chocolate toy that lets you design and create your own chocolate emoji. Place the chocolate sachets in a bowl of warm tap water, wait for the chocolate to melt, and then get arty creating your favourite emoji!
- PREMIUM SET: 18 pcs x white reusable bamboo cotton makeup remover pads (3.15”, made of 80% bamboo 20% organic cotton), 1x laundry bag (made of 100% cotton) and 1x storage bamboo box.
- REUSABLE & WASHABLE: You can wash your long-lasting reusable cleansing pads up to 60 degrees before reusing them, which allows for financial savings as well as reduced waste.
- SUSTAINABLE: EcoPanda reusable makeup remover pads protect the skin and the planet. As bamboo is not only biodegradable but grows up to a meter a day, it is the perfect eco material.
- GREAT FOR HOME & TRAVEL: Our cleansing face pads comes with a 100% cotton laundry bag with a double drawstring, which can be a great fit in your luggage. EcoPanda bamboo cleansing face cloth comes with an additional bamboo storage jar.
I’d Rather Be Reading Stationery Set (Guinevere De La Mare) by Chronicle Books
Celebrate the enduring magic of books with this gift line for self-identified lit-lovers. Featuring a hardcover journal, a set of three notebooks, and a box of 20 notecards with envelopes, this line will appeal to all those who would rather be reading than doing anything else.
Can I Kick It by Pop Reads (£7.99)
A hip hop anthem from the influential ‘A Tribe Called Quest’.
The song features lots of cool samples from the likes of ‘Walk on the wild side’ by Lou Reed and ‘What a waste’ by Ian Dury and the Blockheads. But there are also other surprises like a sample taken from the children’s cartoon TV series ‘Super Ted’ and in one specific mix of the song Pete Tong can be heard announcing their name.
Working in a graffiti inspired style we’ve created a surreal world in which our tribe go on a quest which sees them meeting giant dogs, jumping through cakes and listening to snakes playing records.
My Neighbor Totoro, Totoro Journal by Chronicle Books (£14.99)
Featuring the mysterious forest spirit from Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic film My Neighbor Totoro, this plush and embroidered journal includes lined interiors and colorful artwork on the front and back pages—sure to delight Totoro fans and all who love irresistibly cute and fluffy characters.
Insect Superpowers by Chronicle Books (£12.99)
Head-to-head combat! Astounding weapons! Extraordinary skills! Within the pages of this book, 18 awesomely real superheroes and supervillains come to life, each possessing powers far beyond the average insect. Meet the Malevolent Mimic, who wickedly disguises itself as a harmless pink orchid, only to shred unsuspecting butterflies! Or the Great Glue Shooter, who can shoot a smelly glue—from its face! Award-winning nonfiction author Kate Messner teams up with the talented Jillian Nickell in this action-packed exploration of the incredible insect abilities found in the natural world.
Nordic Tales by Chronicle Books (£16.99)
Trolls haunt the snowy forests, and terrifying monsters roam the open sea.
A young woman journeys to the end of the world, and a boy proves he knows no fear.
This collection of 16 traditional tales transports readers to the enchanting world of Nordic folklore. Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the 19th century, and presented here unabridged, the stories are by turns magical, hilarious, cozy, and chilling. They offer a fascinating view into Nordic culture and a comforting wintertime read. Ulla Thynell’s glowing contemporary illustrations accompany each tale, conjuring dragons, princesses, and the northern lights. This special gift edition features an embossed, textured case and a ribbon marker.
After a tough start at the School of Chemistry, your career as a researcher needs an impulse to success. Long hours in the lab will allow you to synthesize the compounds that will take you to the fame of the Nobel Prize. We invite you to try this challenge with the help of some of the greatest chemists in History … Synthesize!